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authorities fined nasa $400 for what? jaywalking, speeding, trespassing, littering. >> i actually remember. i was 7 years old. i remember talking about skylab falling. it would be "d," littering, final answer. meredith: yes, littering is right. [cheering and applause] let's put some more money in this bank of yours, james. 15,000. [cheering and applause] all right. $15,500. that's good. >> you have a great smile. meredith: thank you. 12 away from a million. given its intent, the word curtsy appropriately derives from what noun? curfew, currency, courier, courtesy. >> curfew, no. curfew, no. currency, no. i'll go with "d," final answer. meredith: sure. it's courtesy. [cheering and applause]
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all right, james. one more. let's take a look at the bank. $7,000. $22,500. doing great. 11 away from a million. still have all your lifelines. "summer foods." a popular concession at carnivals and state fairs, elephant ears are what type of food? cotton candy, fried pastry, smoked sausage, frozen pop. elephant ears. >> ok. i believe those are "b," fried pastry. meredith: final? >> final answer. meredith: so good, too. yeah. very good. ok, computer, show us the money. how much more are we putting in james' bank? we're gonna put another $1,000 in your bank. $23,500. 6 away from round two. at that point, you get to keep all the money in your bank. "silly speeches" is the category. in a 2011 humor article on thespoof.com, who gives a speech on the mall in washington, d.c. to rallying cheers of "we shall overcomb"?
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[laughter] ashton kutcher, al roker, donald trump, kobe bryant. >> it's probably "c," so i'm gonna go with "c," donald trump, final answer. meredith: oh, yeah. it is definitely--ha ha! let's add some more money to your bank. how much? $3,000. up to $26,500. you don't get excited. you're very mellow. i guess maybe as an er doctor, you have to be. keep it calm. yeah. >> i guarantee you, if i get up higher, you'll start to see-- meredith: i'll start to see something? yeah? all right. >> maybe it'll get higher. meredith: ok. "sad music" is the category. in a letter to his brothers, ludwig van beethoven once wrote of being "flung back by the doubly sad experience of my bad" what? eyesight, memory, speech,
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hearing. >> i'm gonna go with "d," final answer. meredith: yeah, it is "d." [cheering and applause] very good. ok, james, 26,500 plus 5,000 more. $31,500. wow. 4 away from round two. big money still on the board. 25,000 and 10,000. "nicknames" is the category. which of these prominent figures enjoyed referring to himself as the "prince of humbugs"? p.t. barnum, wyatt earp, charlie chaplin, harry houdini. >> uh... i think i'm gonna have to ask the audience on this one. meredith: ok. audience, james needs your help. on your keypads, vote now.
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53% say p.t. barnum, 26 for charlie chaplin, and down from there. >> uhh. it is not that confidence-inspiring. i'm gonna jump the question. meredith: ok. james, the question is out of play. you don't have to answer it. [applause] let's see the answer. was it p.t. barnum? it was p.t. barnum. that was the right answer. [audience groans] that's ok. that number i can see. that was borderline there. let's see how much money you jumped over. hopefully not a big amount. [audience groans] all right, that money is out of play, but you are still in the game. we're gonna see your next question when we come back with more "millionaire" right after this. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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[cheering and applause] meredith: and we are back with james perri from huntersville, north carolina, our emergency room doctor, with $31,500 in his bank at this point. 3 away from round two. at that point, you get to keep all the money in the bank. that last question, that was a hard one. he had to jump over the 25,000, but hey, you still got money and you're still in the game, and you still have a lifeline as well. you ready to keep playing? >> i am. meredith: ok, let's play. [cheering and applause] which of these words appears on the front side of all newly minted pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters? pluribus, liberty, america,
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cents. >> that looks like it should be easy, but all those kind of make sense. can i look in my pockets? meredith: uh, no. [laughter] nice try. >> i hate to do it, but i gotta jump it. meredith: ok, no, obviously, if you don't know it, that's the right decision. question is out of play. let's see the answer. "liberty" was the correct answer. last time, you jumped over $25,000. let's see what you jumped over this time. oh. [audience groans] all right. mm. ok, but you know what? the good news is you still have 31,500 in that bank of yours. that's a lot of money. and two more questions, you get the next two right, you get to keep that money. "villainous drinks." what classic horror villain utters the ominous line "i never drink...wine"? the mummy, count
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dracula, godzilla, frankenstein. >> i'll go with "b," count dracula, final answer. meredith: there you go. count dracula. ok, it's worth either 2,000 or 100. how much is behind this question? add another 100. 31,600 now in your bank. one question left in round one. it is worth $2,000. "serious debut." before it started running lighter fare, what magazine's debut issue featured the writing of soviet dissident alexander solzhenitsyn? "cosmopolitan," "redbook," "people," "us weekly." >> "redbook" would make sense, since he's soviet. [laughter] i'm gonna have to say i don't know this. how much do i have? meredith: you have $31,600.
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you can walk with $15,800. that's a lot of money. if you get it right, you'll have $33,600. all of it'll be yours and you'll be looking at the $100,000 question, but if you were to get this wrong, you lose your bank. >> i'm gonna walk. final answer. [cheering and applause] meredith: i'm really glad, because had you said "redbook," you would've lost your bank. it was "people" magazine. you're walking with $15,800. >> i had a great time. meredith: oh, you were fantastic. thank you so much. we'll be right back with more "millionaire." go over and say hi...
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meredith: and joining me now is kathleen mckormick from austin,
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texas, a retired flight attendant. you have two golden retrievers, it says here-- buttercup and tyler, who were very excited when they got the news that you were gonna be on the show. how did they react? >> they gave me a big, strong "woof," which i interpreted to mean "win lots of money so that we can buy more toys." meredith: i think that's a greag idea. then we gotta get cracking here. let's take a look at the money in your round one. computer, please randomize the money and the questions. now that everything is all shuffled, are you ready? >> i'm ready. meredith: then let's play "millionaire." [cheering and applause] what cable network holds an annual awards show that hands out trophies in the shape of orange blimps? nickelodeon, tv land, food network, espn. >> orange blimps. you know, i have an inkling, but i promised myself if my inkling wasn't based in any kind of knowledge, that i would use a
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lifeline, and i'm gonna ask the audience. meredith: ok. i think this is a good one for the audience. audience, kathleen needs your help. on your keypads, vote now. 81% say it is nickelodeon. that's a big number. >> that's a big number, and i will go with the audience. "a," final answer. meredith: nickelodeon it is. >> thank you! thank you. meredith: and the kids choice awards, the orange blimps are handed out. let's start building your bank with $100. ok, we're gonna start at the bottom. 13 to go. "internet inspiration." as an april fools joke, google credited what scientist's actual work with pigeons for a fake system where birds rank web pages? linus pauling, alan turing, b.f. skinner, jonas salk. >> i've got two ruled out,
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but between the other two... meredith: what are the two you're considering? >> i'm considering b.f. skinner and alan turing. and i just noticed a google page that was about gumby, gumby's creator, and i thought, "i better remember that," but unfortunately, this one i don't know, so i'm going to jump the question. meredith: ok. question's out of play. you do not have to answer it. correct answer is b.f. skinner. you were on the right path there. >> it's close. meredith: let's see what you jumped over. hopefully not too much here. [audience groans] meredith: ok, ouch. all right. you lost that 10,000, but hey, jumping the question brings you one question closer to the million. now just 12 away. "little toys" is the category. after launching its successful "hot wheels" line, mattel came out with "hot birds," a set of miniature what? boats, airplanes, motorcycles, trains. >> i'm gonna say "b," airplanes, final answer.
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meredith: you better know that, you retired flight attendant, you. put a little more money in that bank. you have 100 so far. we're gonna add another 500 to that. $600. ok, now 11 away from a million dollars. "language location." literally meaning "here lies," hic jacet is a latin phrase that commonly appears on which of these things? pencil, jukebox, tombstone, toilet. [laughter] >> i'm going to say "c," final answer. meredith: yeah, i hope so. [applause] all right, computer, please show us the money. how much i this for this for kathleen? $3,000. $3,600 now in your bank. 6 away from round two. big money still up there. "bouncy balls." according to international rules, what sport's ball should weigh 2.7 grams and bounce 24 to
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26 centimeters when dropped on a steel block from 30.5 centimeters? table tennis, golf, field hockey, lacrosse. >> i know... i want to say... one of them, but i also see possibilities on a few others, so i am gonna have to jump this question. meredith: ok. question is out of play. let's see the correct answer. table tennis. that's what you were thinking? ok. ok, last jump was for $10,000. let's see what you jumped over this time. $5,000. it's better than 10,000, that's for sure. and now you are 9 questions away from a million by making that jump. the "reo" in reo speedwagon are the initials of the man whose company created what car brand? rolls royce, opel, renault, oldsmobile.
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>> i'm gonna go out on a limb here, meredith. i'm gonna say "d," final answer. meredith: yeah. you went out on the right limb there. absolutely. ransom eli olds. i'm glad you took that walk out that limb. let's put some money in your bank here. how much is behind this question? [cheering and applause] 15,000. up to $18,600. nicely played. we'll be right back with more "millionaire" right after this. i'm glad... matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike at meineke... ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke.
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meredith: here is your "millionaire" question of the day. though widely written about by others, which of these great thinkers left no formal writing of his own? stay tuned for that answer when we return.
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meredith: welcome back. the answer to the "millionaire" question of the day is socrates. we are back with kathleen mckormick from austin, texas. $18,600 in your bank. 8 away from the million, 4 away from round two, at which point you get to keep all the money, and there's still that $25,000 to be had. only bad news here is that you've run out of lifelines. you ready to play? >> i'm ready. meredith: ok, then let's play. [cheering and applause] banned in a massachusetts library in 1906 for its nude
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drawings, what is the title of mark twain's story told from the perspective of a biblical figure? miriam's diary, noah's diary, eve's diary, moses' diary. >> i'm going to say "c," eve's diary, final answer. meredith: yes, it is eve's diary. all righty. how much money is behind this question? let's take a look. $7,000. you're up to $25,600. 3 questions left in round one. "expensive drinks." >> i should know this. meredith: ha! in 2008, mexican scientists reportedly created synthetic diamonds by superheating what popular liquor? scotch, tequila, vodka, bourbon. >> well, i'm gonna hate myself in the morning if this is wrong, but i will say "b," tequila,
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final answer. meredith: made sense with mexican scientists. very nice. [applause] all right, kathleen, you're doing a good job here. how much money is behind this question? gonna go for $2,000. up to $27,600. two questions left in round two. one is worth 1,000, one is worth 25,000. "flag facts" is the category. the part of the united states flag that is a blue field with white stars is known as which of the following? union, liberty, glory, justice. >> i brag to people all the time that i know flag etiquette, because i was a girl scout. but i am afraid i do not knowd o have to walk. meredith: is that a final? >> it is a final answer. meredith: the correct answer was "union." you are walking with $13,800. that's not bad for a day's work.
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>> not at all. meredith: congratulations to you, kathleen. pleasure to have you here. that sound means that our time is up for today, but we'll see you next time. until then, from new york, everybody, bye-bye. [ male announcer ] can't get to sleep? can't stay asleep? clinically proven unisom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep so you wake rested. unisom. fall asleep faster. sleep longer. announcer: closed captioning sponsored by...
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants-- an academic advisor from tallahassee, florida... a law librarian from novi, michigan... and our returning champion, a y writer from wilmington, north carolina... whose 2-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"-- trebek! thank you, johnny, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. (imitates cary grant) "judy, judy, judy." (normal voice) nice to see you again. alex judy celebrated her anniversary "jon friday, judy." by winning her second game. has close to 50 grand now. michelle and trevor would like to have some money also. let's see who winds up winning this one.
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good luck. here we go. the jeopardy! round and these categories today to sta the week... we'll go... we'll deal with... each correct response will be "the" followed by a single word. judy, start. i'll take "the" novel for $200, please. what is "the natural"? "the" novel for $400. what is "the natural"? what is "the help"? i'll take elizabethan era for $200.
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i'll take the elizabethan era for $400, please. e? ?who was magellan? no. michelle. who was drake? yes, we're talking about england here. go. i'll take the elizabethans for $600. you're off to a good start, and that means you can risk any or all of that $1,000 you've accumulated to this point. i will bet $1,000. all right. here is the clue... that would be oxford university, or what is oxford univer you are right, and you have $2,000 as a result. and i'll take the elizabethans for $800.
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who was lady jane grey? no. judy or trevor? who was her cousin mary, queen of scots? a little more than just put under arrest. michelle, back to you. i'll take the elizabethans for $1,000. who was raleigh? sir walter raleigh. i'll take useful in the kitchen for $200. what is a ladle? 2 zs, please for $200. what's a blizzard? 2 zs for $400, please.
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what is a buzzard? i'll take 2 zs for $600. what is a muzzle? 2 zs, please for $800. what is a piazza? 2 zs, please for $1,000. what is lizzie? $1,000 more for you. behind the songs, $200. what is "delilah"? no. judy. what is "hey there delilah"? behind the songs for $400, please. what is chicago? with that, you move to $3,000.
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you retake the lead away from trevor, and we take a break for this.
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unpleasant experiences you retake the lead away with animals-- that sort of characterizes our two challengers today. trevor bryan from tallahassee, near-death experience with an alligator when you were just a kid? well, yeah. of course. i'm from florida. i think that happens to everyone down there. it does? oh, sure. there's lots of 'em. uh, i was, uh, a toddler going out to get the mail with my grandmother, and there was a drought, and the alligator had been out of the--out of the lake looking for water and ended up in our drive later, uh, driveway, uh, about a 10-foot gator. i said, "alligator," and my grandmother turned around, saw, ran, and scooped and saved me from, uh, possible doom. did the alligator make any, uh, overt movesd you? because, uh, you were small... uh... and... lunch. depending on-- on when grandma was telling the story. oh. (chuckles) okay. there could have been embellishment. all right. i understand. michelle lalonde is from michigan, but she was visiting malaysia and was kinda shocked by...
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uh, a very, very large spider. in michigan, our spiders are not particularly large. uh, in malaysia, i happened to encounter one that was, well, bigger than d and was eating a songbird when i came upon it. a songbird? yes. (chuckles) okay. good for you. judy nichols is our champion. she's a mystery writer, and i understand that, uh, you're down to very few items left on your bucket list, and this was one of them, right? yes, and the other is to run a full marathon. i ran a half marathon, and i don't know. you would think, in math, that, you know, two halves would make a whole and i could run another arathon, but that's not the way it works, so i have to-- 26 miles. that's a lot of running. yeah. (chuckles) you really want to do that? maybe. no. maybe. good. i'm glad. we'll talk you out of it. "jeopardy!" is more fun. you bet it is. michelle, you have command of the board... okay. so you select as we continue. i ) it's useful in the kitchen for $400.
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what are presses? behind the song for $600. who is clint black? i'll take it's in the kitchen for $600. they went to sea in a sieve. not very intelligent. michelle. i will take behind the songs for $800. what is "(don't fear) the reaper"? behind the songs for $1,000. who is chris isaak?
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words on a facebook page, $200. what is "friends"? words on a facebook page for $400. what is a profile? words on a facebook page, $600. what is a share? words for $800. what is like? words on a facebook page, $1,000. what is poke? it's useful in the kitchen, $800. and that is an eggbeater. four clues left re, trevor. useful in the kitchen, $1,000. keep your kitchen and chef's whites clean by covering pans with this stainless steel alliterative item.
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i use it all the time. it's called a "splatter screen." "the" novel, $600. i use it all the time. it's called a "splatter screen." what is "the firm"? (beep) and with that, we come to the end of the jeopardy! round. trevor in the lead--$6,600. elle next with $4,400, and judy gets to go first to start double jeopardy! when we come back.
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closed captioning sponsored in part by... judy, you get to go first again in this double jeopardy! round, and here are the categories. they are different from round one. we'll deal with... we were talking about some of those...
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"u-n" in quotation marks... that sounds like fun. where would you like to start? quote "un"quote for $400. (beep) oh, that cal. unemployment results when a lotople are unable to find work. judy, pick. "un"quote for $800. what are un-birthday presents? "un"quote, $1,200. what is unharmed?
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no. michelle. what is unbroken? no. judy. what is unbowed? "un" for $1,600. so it might work to your advantage. you have $2, you can move into second place. um... $1,500. all right. here is the clue... what is... un... unselfishness? no. what is the unconscious? unconscious. so you're at $700, but it's still early in the round. select again. "un" for $2,000. what is the unexamined life? 1930s comedies for $400.
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that would be laurel & hardy. way before your time. judy. let's try events around the usa for $400. what is kentucky? i will take spingarn for $400. who is parks? rosa parks. events around the usa, $800. what is snowboarding? events around the usa, $1,200.
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what is minnesota? events for $1,600. what is rochester? rochester, new york. i'll take events for $2,000. what is wyoming? $2,000 more for you. eme animals, $400. what is a beetle? extreme animals, $800. what's a sloth? extreme animals for $1,200. here's sarah... traveling distances as great as 25,000 miles
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gives the artic type of this the record for the longest migration of any bird. what is a tern? extreme animals, $1,600. what is a catfish? extreme animals, $2,000. spingarn winners, $800. who is s i'll take spingarn for $1,200. who is robinson? no. judy. who is hank aaron?
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um, spingarn for $1,600. 1983--this brassy singer and activist who died in 2010. who is lena horne? spingarn for $2,000. who is wilder? douglas wilder. i'll take great depressions for $400. (beep) french-speaking haiti. back to you, michelle. i'll take great depressions for $800. and that would be the rhine ri back to you, michelle. i'll take great depressions for $1,200. you're in third place. ver. can get close to second, and we have about a minute left. i will go for $1,800.
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all right. here is the clue in great depressions... what is nevada? yes. you're a00. i'll take great depressions for $1,600. that is the arabian desert. michelle? great depressions for $2,000. what is champlain? i'll take '30s comedies for $2,000. what is "it happened one night"? comedies for $1,600.
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what is "my man godfrey"? (beep) oh, and with that, you move into second place with $11,100. all three of you in really good shape here's the category to consider-- 2011 memoirs. make your wagers. we'll reveal the clue when we come back. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ and "up to 75% lower copays." as a preferred pharmacy, walgreens can save you as much as 75% compared to other select pharmacies. walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it.
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we are dealing with 2011 memoirs, and we are also dealing with this clue to start off the week... 30 seconds. good luck, players. ♪
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all right, michelle. we come to you first. you were in third place. you had $10,600. you are, of course, correct. he's been doing mark twain for half a century. and you add... $7,900. that puts you in the lead with $18,500. now we come to our champion judy nichols, who was making strange little noises a few moments ago. i saw her cross something off, and she wrote down... "who is samuel clemens?" crossed that off and left in "hal holbrook," but you didn't cross off the "samuel," so we have to accept that as your response-- "who is samuel hal holbrook?" and we know that is incorrect, so it's going to cost you...
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$10,000, leaving you with $1,100. so, trevor, will you be the new champion? did you get hal holbrook? oh, no. $8,000. you're gonna finish in second place. congratulations, though, michelle lalonde, with... you are the new "jeopardy!" champion to start the week. way to go. we will play again tomorrow right here. please join us then. so long. promotional consideration provided by...
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20-year-old is not considered a person of interest. >> still lots of questions. thank you to our marci gonzalez reporting live fr we are live and learning more, excuse me. three people who died in the bombing. one identified as a boston university graduate student from china her family has asked her name not be released. another victim, 29-year-old restaurant manager, kr she lived in a boston subrb, medford, heents doing all th the loss. >> i couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this has happened. she was such a hard worker in everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> krystle campbell was at the race with her best friend who suffered severe injuries. >> then the youngest victims, 8-year-old martin richard was remembered last night in his dorchester neighborhood, with a candlelight vigil. the vigil was at a park where he often played. abc's linsey davis has a look at
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his life cut short. >> reporter: the big brown smiling eyes of martin richard makes the sorrow of what happened monday afternoon all the more palpable. the 8-year-old was known as a little league star. >> he was the fastest kid, maybe the tallest kid on his team. just a marvel to watch on the field. but he was just -- a delightful young boy. >> reporter: friends say the family went to the boston marathon every year. but one of those twin explosions ended martin's short life sending his mother to the hospital with a serious head injury. his younger sister lost a leg. neighbors in this close knit community are now grieving along with martin's father. >> i was outside with my dog, i saw him get out of the car. he was dressed in hospital scrubs. i said, oh, my god, bill, are you okay? he didn't even answer me. >> reporter: an outpouring of support and prayers for the family on this facebook page. in a statement released bill richard said we thank our family and friends. those we know and those we have never met for their thoughts and
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prayers. >> whenever we would see them they would all be together. whether it was at church, going to school, on the sports field, in the neighborhood, they were, very active family in our community. pillars of the community. >> reporter: this community now reeling. its compassion etched in chalk on the driveway of the family's home. flowers await their return. the town's clock frozen to mark that tragic moment. the flag at half-staff just outside martin's school where teachers described him "as an energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future." a vigil took place tuesday night at the richard family church, many prayers as you can imagine for martin's mother and sister who remain in the hospital. linsey davis, abc news, boston. >> an incredible story. an incredible young boy whose life was cut short so, so tragically. >> fastest kid on his baseball team. mom with a head injury. his sister missing a leg. the son gone.
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>> you can understand how that father when the neighbor approached and said "bill, are you okay?" didn't even have words to answer. >> how could you? >> how do you recover? >> president obama will be in boston tomorrow to help there. vigils of course going all over, a vigil, last night in boston common not far from the bombing scene. >> that's right. two vigils one was for martin, the 8-year-old. another one that was for everybody who was hurt, who was killed, who was there, who just need to come together and be part of a community in moments like this. understandably they wanted to support each other. in times like this that's what is needed. >> harvard, boston university planning vigils. >> there will be more, i am sure. all right, as the search for clues continues in boston, diane sawyer sat down with one man who knows all too well what it feels look to lead a city under attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said we still don't know how much evidence was caught on camera. >> they have a lot of surveillance cameras in boston.
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more than new york. less than london. you have very much focused on event with the lives of people. professional cameras, amateur cameras. it may be that some person photographing their husband coming across the finish line might have caught something. the critical film might not get turned in for two, three days. the person may not know they have it. people should go about their lives. they should not let whatever form of terrorist this is, shouldn't let them win. this is what they're trying to do to us. they can't capture us. they can't overwhelm us. they can't destroy us. all they can do is frighten us and stop us from doing the things that make us a great country. >> amazing words from rudy giuliani there. the boston mayor, tom menino agreed with giuliani and said cameras will be key in tracking down the suspects. coming up, when there's tragedy there are often everyday heroes. >> in boston this morning, so much pride after seeing so many brave people run towards the danger not away from it. we can't wait to share these stories with you.
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thousands of passengers stranded across the country as american canceled 750 flights. the computer system came back to life after being down four hours. the airline warns delays are expected to drag well into today. after nearly 2 1/2 months of testimony. defense attorneys for jodi arias have rested their case. the trial is far from over. later today the prosecutor is set to call rebuttal witnesses. jodi arias admits to killing her ex-boyfriend. she insist it was self defense. if convicted of murder she faces the death penalty. the trial is expected to last several more weeks. the judge in the jackson family lawsuit against concert promoter aeg is fed up. the jackson family is seeking millions from the promoter in the civil lawsuit. the judge says from now on she will not consider any more requests from potential jurors to leave the case except for medical emergencies. the judge has been swamped with last minute excuses from would-be jurors and she says she is concerned that the jury pool is dwindling fast.
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after a five-year plateau. the mortality rate dropped 12%. the biggest decline was seen among black women. geographically, southern states showed the greatest improvements. but the news is not all encouraging. get this, the u.s. ranks 27th among developed nations when it comes to infant mortality rates. >> startling statistic. now some weather this wednesday morning. violent string of storms will stretch from texas to the great lakes. flood warnings posted throughout the region already. tornados are also possible. snow or should we say more snow for denver down to the northern plains. rain in the southeast. >> 84 degrees in miami and in new orleans. lucky them. low 50s from omaha to detroit. 70s along the northeast corridor. but a bit cooler than that in boston. 66 degrees in albuquerque. and half of that in colorado springs. coming up, returning to our top story, once again. how the victims of the boston bombing are remembered. >> show you how our boston tv station is covering these emotional vigils. you are watching "world news
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hd 3 as boston and the world learn more about the victims of the bombings, there has been several vigils. >> in dorchester, massachusetts, and on the campus of boston university, hundreds gathered to remember the victims. our station, wcvb, has been covering this unfolding story nonstop. here is a portion of their 11:00 p.m. newscast. >> here at garvey park, a place where dorchester kids came to play games. a lot of them were here tonight. but there was no fun. >> it is all very sad. i knew he was a good friend and very nice. >> he was at our first communion with us. >> yeah, at our first communion. >> reporter: kind of ruins the
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vacation doesn't it? >> yeah. >> reporter: a proud show of support for martin richard the 8-year-old killed in the explosion and his wounded family. >> it's horrible. here, you get so choked up, just to see and hear what happen. you sit there and watch this on television. >> they lost their little boy and suffered injuries to their mom and to their daughter physically and to the entire family spiritually and emotionally. >> i cannot imagine that poor father right now what he is going through. >> reporter: earlier today bill richard asked for prayers. tonight he got answers. hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of answers. and the people here promise they won't stop. >> the priest who spoke here tonight said the family priest from saint ann's couldn't be here tonight because he is spending so much time with this family and two others from the parish who also had people injured in the explosions. in dorchester, jack harper, wcb, news center 5.
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>> reporter: like everywhere else, the flags here on campus are flying at half-staff. tonight, at boston university mourning they're mourning one of their own. it was late afternoon and the sun nearly setting along commonwealth avenue. a campus wide e-mail alerting bu students to the sad news. >> i am sad it was a bu student in general and especially someone who was there cheering on people running, it is such a great tradition. >> reporter: three friends, female grad students from china, watching at the finish line. one seriously injured by the blast, another one killed. asian social media buzzing. >> it was shocking. i saw news on the internet. >> reporter: earlier 200 students gathered for a vigil praying for all marathon victims. >> i think we owe it to everyone to come and show our respects. >> reporter: many knew among the 170 plus casualties one bu student was in the hospital critically injured. but word that the bold, bloody murder, claimed one of their own. leaves these young minds
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grasping for answers. >> we were all right there. could have been any of us. it really a scares me. >> i thought boston was relatively safe compared to the rest of the cities in the u.s., but apparently not. >> that is just a flavor of -- of, you know what the people in boston are seeing tonight. we obviously wanted to show everybody in the nation what, what it is like. boston is going to recover from this. >> of course. absolutely. strong, tough people. wcvb in boston doing some great work. >> that's right. absolutely. . wcvb in boston doing some great work. >> that's right. absolutely. [ phoebe ] stress sweat. it's different than ordinary sweat.
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>> good morning, john, diana. it is really interesting to think what you would do in the middle of an horrific experience like this. so many men and women jumped into action not knowing if another bomb would go off in boston. doctors say their efforts saved lives. amid the panic and fear seconds after two bombs exploded at the boston marathon, hundreds ran from the chaos. >> we're going to need more ambulances here! we need more ambulances! >> reporter: first responders, medics and good samaritans ran toward the carnage. >> my first instinct was to run across the street, start helping out people. >> reporter: carlo s arrendondo helped rescue a man who lost both legs. former new england patriot, joe andruzzi carried an injured woman to safety. >> i was looking to help in any way i can. >> reporter: and doctors
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exhausted from completing the 26-mile race, kept running back and forth. rescuing patients. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil -- that's it. >> the bomb went off. of course, immediately came to the hospital. >> reporter: trauma surgeon dr. king had just finished running the marathon when he went in to perform surgery. >> i walked into the emergency room. i thought to myself this is exactly like i was back in iraq or afghanistan. >> reporter: many victims lost limbs including two of liz norton's sons. >> they both lost a leg. below the knee. >> reporter: doctors have been working nonstop in boston area hospitals since the explosions say it is the heroic efforts that have made the biggest impact. >> because of the rapid response, life was able to be saved. >> reporter: marathoners without medical training also didn't quit. they continued running to hospitals to donate blood. john and diana. >> thanks. >> you know, there were people who, we have heard the reports. people were coming up to the hospital saying "do you need more blood? can i donate more blood?" while right now, they're saying right now they're okay and don't
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need any. the supply dwindles fast. >> every day type of thing. not one time thing. the other thing with people caught on camera running toward them. not like other people were watching and felt peer pressure. this was bedlam. they went right towards it. really inspiring. >> well, that's boston for you. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole
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this morning oorld n this morning on "world news now" -- finding strength. remembering the three people killed in the bombings at the boston marathon. the shock and outrage turns to grief. >> i couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this has happened. >> as investigators reveal the explosives may have been pressure cookers, rigged to blow up. an anxious nation, added security in big cities across the country part of a new
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normal? the tough job for police and federal agents in making everyday americans feel safe. then going no where. american airlines passengers and their frustration after a major computer shutdown. why this problem could delay travelers yet another day. it's wednesday, april 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning. president obama travels to boston tomorrow for a memorial service to remember boston's bombing victims. >> we are learning more about the lives lost. among them a bright third grader, described as the fastest kid on his little league team. his mother had a head injury and his sister lost a leg. a vivacious young woman described as the world's best daughter. a graduate student from china. her parents in china don't want her name released. all of china tied into this.
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really gripping story. our coverage begins in boston with abc's marci gonzalez. good morning, marci. >> good morning. still no suspect and still no answers in what the president calls an act of terror and so many others this morning are simply calling heartbreaking. just outside of boston american flags are dimly illuminated by candlelight. the spirit and resilience of this city and our nation shines so brightly at this vigil for 8-year-old victim martin richard. >> everybody knows him. everybody loves him. it's just unthinkable. >> reporter: in medford, massachusetts, the unthinkable is leaving this mother unable to hold back tears, remembering her 29d-year-old daughter, krystle campbell also killed in the blast. >> i could not ask for a better daughter. i cannot believe this is happening. >> reporter: it is the questions
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reverberating through boston. how and why would someone put two bombs along the race route designed and placed to kill. abc news obtained this photo of a backpack, the fbi believes one of the bombs was hidden in. investigators believe one of the ieds was built using a pressure cooker packed with wires and electronic circuit board and nails and ball bearings that pierced victims' bodies and severed limbs. while the design experts say is al qaeda 101, investigators are baffled. no individual or group has taken responsibility. >> the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative. someone knows who did this. >> reporter: so the fbi heavily relying on the public. they say more than 2,000 tips have already come in. and they are following up on each and every one of them. john, and diana. >> marci, 24 hours ago we were talking about a potential suspect. investigators at a suburban boston apartment.
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any update on that? >> we were told investigators were questioning a 20-year-old student. investigators aren't giving us any information about that. a source tells abc news it appears the tips that led investigators to this 20-year-old and to this apartment didn't pan out. so at this point it appears he is not considered a person of interest. but investigators say they are not ruling anything out at this point. >> marci, the pressure cooker bombs, what are you hearing from intelligence and how -- what's the latest on these? >> well this is something that homeland security sent a warning out to state and federal officials in 2004. this is a type of device that is often used. it's taught in afghan terrorist camps. this is the same type of device that was used in the failed times square bombing attempt. >> marci, how has the community come together? we have seen the vigils. what else are you seeing out
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there? >> well, there has already been a fund set up to help the victims and their families. individual groups are coming up with reward money for information leading to an arrest. so many people have come to blood banks, hospitals to donate blood. they have had to turn donors away for now. such a huge, outpouring of people just wanting to help in any way they can. >> abc's marci gonzalez reporting live from boston. thank you. teams of fbi agents working around the clock to track down a killer. as we reported, the exploded pressure cooker an important piece of evidence right now. pierre thomas and how each of the clues is carefully investigated. >> reporter: a black nylon bag holding a pressure cooker packed with gunpowder, nails and ball bearings. a threat the department of homeland security warned of in 2010. investigators believe that is how the attack was likely carried out. it may give police a desperately needed break through.
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every piece of the device left behind is a potential clue. >> there is a lot of work you can do with the remaining parts of the bomb. the fbi and atf are really quite marvelous at their ability to reconstruct a bomb from tiny little fragments. >> reporter: fbi agents will zero in on the brand of the pressure cooker and check every retailer where it could have been sold. they will do the same exhaustive search for brand and retailer of the nails and ball bearings as well as black bag the device was carried in. any pieces of the bag will be examined for fingerprints and dna. sources tell abc news, the fbi plans to ask any one who captured photos or video of someone along the marathon route with a black nylon bag to turn the images in. two high-profile cases reveal potential promise discovery of bomb fragments. in the oklahoma city truck bombing, investigators found the charred rear axel of a rental
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truck used in the attack they later traced to timothy mcveigh. in the atlanta olympic park and abortion bombings of the 1990s nailed at the crime scene were matched to a shed tied to eric rudolph. federal and state bomb analysts have begun to map the blast zone and are picking up the pieces. pierre thomas, abc new, washington. the attack in boston getting attention on capitol hill. the subject of a full briefing for the senate intelligence committee last night. when it was over one republican said the attack might bring about changes in high profile events how those are are considered soft targets and how they're protected. >> this particular policy, the administration, and i am sure, and congress to evaluate overall security programs around the country particularly for major events. >> senator saxby chambliss suggested assistance may be offered to communities that host events that attract huge crowds. as those injr.ed in the
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attack recover, they were getting helping hands from one man who saw it unfold. dr. david king is a trauma surgeon who saved lives in iraq and afghanistan. he had crossed the finish line not long before the bombs exploded. last night he told diane sawyer what he saw looked very much like a war zone. >> i was in the athlete recovery area for 30, 45 minutes. essentially had just left there. when the bomb went off. of course, immediately came to the hospital. well the moment i -- i walked into the emergency room and looked at the casualties, without even examining the patients in detail. i could just see the patterns of injury. i thought to myself, this is exactly like i was back in iraq or afghanistan. >> you are finding metallic particles, small, metal balls, nails, screws in these wounds? >> that's right.
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we are not exactly sure what they are, whether they're bbs, metal ball bearings. we are also finding nails and screws and other, other pieces of metal. twisted and deformed. not clear if they're from the bomb itself or from -- from the environment around the bomb. the operations that we have performed are identical to the kind of work we would do in the army at a surgical team or combat support hospital. >> dr. king performed more than five surgeries on victims yesterday alone. the thousands of runners still on the boston marathon's course when the bombs went off crossed something of a finish line yesterday in downtown boston. they were able to reclaim their belongings from marathon volunteers and given a medal for participating in the race. everyone had them. it had a unique story about this experience. >> of course, at first shock. you know not that i didn't believe my sister. nobody around me really seemed to know anything. nothing was out of the usual. runners kept going.
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but i decided to leave the route. and even running through the streets. >> her sister was across the street from where the bombs went off. she said the second blast rattled her teeth. she was hit by small pieces of shrapnel but unhurt. >> going back to those medals, really, that's what it is all about for a lot of the runners in the middle of the pack. off to be able to say that they finished. 26.2 miles no small feat. that's what the medal looks like. especially the marathon, people who were there everybody deserves a finisher's medal. >> the cliche, everybody deserved a metal and winner. this is the one. coming up, tense times and added security since the boston bombings. >> concerns about terrorism once again part of the new normal across the country. take a look at what can happen when an airline computer system crashes. thousands of frustrated travelers waiting for a fix. and why the problems are expected well into today. you are watching "world news
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preliminary tests indicate presence of the potentially fatal poison ricin in the letter addressed to mississippi senator roger wicker. that letter is now undergoing further testing. as for the possible suspect, senator mccaskill says the letter came from someone who often writes to lawmakers. former south carolina governor sanford is accused of trespassing. according to court documents. sanford's ex-wife jenny says she caught him going out of the back door of her home in february using his cell phone as a flashlight. their divorce settlement says neither may enter the other's home without permission. a court hearing set for next month. it is two days after sanford's special congressional election. all right, american airlines getting back on track this morning after grounding every single one of its flights in the country. a computer failure in its reservation system forcing american to cancel nearly 750 flights yesterday afternoon.
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thousands of passengers stranded across the country. some forced to wait for hours. >> there is nothing you can do. you have to stand in line and hope you can get on your flight. >> positive aspect. everybody is being pleasant. not so great aspect is we have no idea when we will get home. >> the computer system slowly started working late yesterday afternoon. because so many flights were impacted the airline warns look for more travel delays today. also, americans injured during a military training exercise in south korea have been released from the hospital. the military says 21 people were on board a marine helicopter when it made a hard landing near the border of north korea. 6 of 21 still in the hospital. none suffered serious injuries. dignitaries from around the world are in london right now for the funeral of former british prime minister margaret thatcher. shooe is receiving a military funeral with full military honors today which does not make those who opposed her policies all that happy. protests are planned along the route that will bring thatcher's body to saint paul's cathedral. sunny was 87 when she died from a stroke last monday. legendary sports broadcaster
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pat summerall has died. summera all went behind the mike after playing ten years in the nfl. he will be most fondly remembered for long time air partnership with john madden. yesterday madden said summerall was the voice of football. and always will be. he called 16 super bowls, the last one was in 2002. pat summerall died of cardiac arrest yesterday in texas. he was 82 years old. >> he was the voice of football. he was fantastic. when we return, a nation on edge. >> how cities across the country are beefing up security to keep people safe. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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the boston bombing has the nation on alert. mass transit commuters looking at trash cans and backpacks with suspicion, walking crowded city street may cause anxiety. >> abc's byron pitts reports on heightened security around the country. >> reporter: this is america's new normal. the moment terror strikes at home, the nation coils.
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coast to coast, law enforcement to lay people. at los angeles' union station, a muscular police presence, and a measure of anxiety felt by commuters. >> puts you on edge. >> we are not safe anywhere. >> it could happen anywhere. even here. >> reporter: at lax thoughts of boston, memories of 9/11. >> that faith you have in security of our nation is shaken. >> in downtown seattle, streets were shut down due to a suspicious backpack. the bomb squad sent in a robot. inside a hair dryer. east coast airports have the jitters. at logan airport, delays over suspicious packages and passengers. at new york la guardia, a suspicious item. passengers forced to wait outside in the street. across new york city. signs of increased security and the comforting sound of resiliency. >> i think that if i become nervous i am just giving into something that is going to make me underpowered. >> reporter: carlos seemed to speak for many. >> as citizens we have to be responsible to one another. our brother's keeper. >> reporter: in boston, unbowed,
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unbroken. >> we are strong people. we are not going to let anyone push us around. you mess with one of us you mess with all of us. >> reporter: across the country people sent best wishes and prayers to boston. we have seen it before in america, when a crisis hits home this nation will rally. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> there is that feeling of walking a little bit on egg shells, being more suspicious. everybody recommends, fight that feeling. see something, say something, but keep doing what you do. don't not go to tan event. >> up in boston. governor deval patrick and the mayor menino said this isn't going to stop us. going out there and doing what we want to do. with the sense of defiance there has to be caution. there is going to be caution in new york and london. couple events coming up. >> big marathon in london. really tough for police there. 36,000 runners. a bigger marathon. so, that will be a big deal. today the funeral of margaret thatcher, a test for the police there in london.
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also in new york city, a couple of lesser races coming up this weekend. there is one in lower manhattan, 9/11 memorial 5 k. four-mile run in central park. new york city police get the test as well. >> yeah. coming up, americans are finding ways to show their solidarity with boston. >> even the city's arch sports enemies coming together. the unusual touching way the yankees are paying tribute. you are watching "world news now." ♪ sweet caroline sweet caroline ♪
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>> yeah, that somber tribute was followed by an event that got the crowd involved. sent a lot of love to the city of boston. >> yankees led the crowd in a rendition of neil diamond's "sweet caroline" a long time tradition at boston's fenway park. ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ >> the boston red sox played in cleveland before the game. flag at the stadium lowered to half-staff. and players and fans observed a moment of silence. i can tell you what for people around the country that don't understand the new york yankee/red sox dynamic. for the yankees to do that is huge. >> that's right. they tweeted each other. red sox tweeted back to the yankees, it's not about sports. sports aside this is all about boston. >> great to see. when words fail to express a way we feel after a tragedy like this, tributes do help. >> across the country people are finding creative touching ways to stand with boston.
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here's abc's john donvan. ♪ >> reporter: all the ways we find to say the simple word we are with you boston, the flags brought done to half-staff from the u.s. capitol to a modesta california ballpark. the way to say nothing and therefore say everything in a moment of silence at the new york stock exchange and another at the house of representatives and at countless sporting events across the country. it is finding a place to scribble the right word on a pair of ice skates, and on the side of a florida bridge. it is folks who are runners, tweeting in pictures of themselves wearing their running shirts. #raceshirttuesday. an astronaut tweeting in the high up photo of boston he took where the city looks for the world look a sheet of shattered glass. a somber spring night, and for sports mad boston the ultimate rival salute. the "chicago trib" sports and the chicago red sox, the chicago
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bruins, well, as even this yankee loving dad says to his yankee loving daughter, "today we are all rooting for boston." yes, we are. on behalf of the city that in its pain is still all american, we want it known that the rest of us, we're all boston. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> great sentiment. >> in the hearts of everyone. more from abc news right a
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" the investigation. they do know the bombers set up explosives in pressure cookers. a care-free boy to a woman who is known as the best daughter in the world. boston turns from shock to grieve. the bravery. the everyday people who risked everything to help the wounded. the heroes among the survivors
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who are battling with such serious injuries. another major headline. the suspicious letter. investigators on capitol hill take no chances when a senator receives mail that tested positive for poison. it is wednesday, april 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. we begin this half hour with important new clues in the boston bombing. abc news obtained the first images of what appears to be a mangled, parls partially exploded pressure cooker and the shredded backpack believed to have hidden that device. >> investigators have recovered a partial circuit board from that bomb. our coverage begins with chief correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: investigators at the crime scene have recovered the mangled remains of one pressure cooker bomb, which failed to completely explode according to officials briefed on the case.
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and the fbi said, it is looking for a man who was carrying an unusually heavy black bag. >> the bag would have been heavy because of the component believed to be in it. >> reporter: the fbi has other clues in the videos. the white smoke seen after the detonation indicates a bomb built with low-velocity explosive mixtures, not military grade. >> they may not have had the resources as we've seen in other bomb attacks, but they knew how to make the bomb go boom. >> reporter: experts say the large pieces of metal as seen here in the air, suggests the bombs may have been concealed in a mail box or trash barrel, as one witness describes. >> i saw the garbage barrel explode and the flash, the fire, the smoke and i just ran as fast as i could. >> reporter: mike sullivan is the former head of the atf. >> all the evidence they collect may not look like much, but for the investigators every small
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piece of evidence they collect is going to be a treasure-trove. >> reporter: if the fbi belief about the pressure cooker bears out, it will be no surprise to counterterrorism officials who have warned about their possible use with readily available components for years. there are numerous descriptions online about how to build a pressure cooker bomb, including this detailed one posted in an al qaeda internet publication. but april is also a month with significance for domestic terror groups. the months of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear, there is still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: fbi agents tell abc news they have what they call tons of video of what happened that day and they are confident that somewhere on that video somewhere is a picture of the person who planted those two bombs. brian ross, abc news, boston.
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and we're learning more about the bystanders killed in the bombing. one victim identified as a female boston university student from china who was attending the race with friends and friends and neighbors gathered at a vigil last night in the dorchester neighborhood where the youngest victim lived. third grader martin richard was remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports. a friend describes the close-knit family. >> whenever we would see them, they would all be together. whether it was at church, going to school, on the sports field, in the neighborhood and they were a very active family in our community, pillars of the community. an overused term, but not in this case. >> martin's mother suffered serious injuries in the blast and his 6-year-old sister lost a leg. also being remembered, 29-year-old krystle campbell. killed at the finish line with her best friend. her dad remembered him as the light of his life. her mother appeared on the family doorstep yesterday telling everyone that the couple
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is heartbroken at the loss of their child. >> couldn't ask for a better daughter. we can't believe this is happening. such a hard worker in everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> krystle's best friend suffered a severe leg injury. almost an understatement to say boston is in grief, especially after learning more about the victims of the bombing. >> our coverage continues live with marci gonzalez. marci, the student from boston university. we know so little about her. what can you tell us? >> john, you basically covered everything we know. she was a graduate student at boston university and she was from china but we don't know her name, her age, what she was studying. we're told that's because her family doesn't want any of her personal information released. >> and marci, moving on to the people we do know a lot about, clearly this is a city that is in mourning. such an enormous crowd at that
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vigil last night in boston common for the little boy and all the others that were lost. >> one vigil for the 8-year-old boy and then a separate vigil in boston common just a few hundred feet from where i am standing. hundreds of people galthered. they lit candles and sang songs and they call this vigil peace here and everywhere. it was really just one way of this community coming together and grieving. it is just one of the very many vigils and services going on here in boston this week. of course, president obama will be here on thursday for an interfaith service. >> marci, it has been a day and a half since the bombings, what are you noticing about security right now? >> a very noticeable increase. the number of national guardsmen has doubled since race day. 1,000 national guardsmen here in boston. just an hour or so ago i took a walk and went a few blocks and we saw police officers on almost
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every corner. also mass transit they were doing random bag searches. so, a very noticeable increase to security here in the city. >> marci gonzalez reporting live from boston this morning, thank you. the remembrances in boston will continue all week long. as marci mentioned tomorrow president obama will travel there where he will speak at an interfaith service. after meeting with domestic security team yesterday, the president went a step further than he did on monday, repeatedly calling the bombings an act of terrorism. >> any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. what we don't know yet know, however, is who carried out this attack and why and whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of an individual. >> president obama also repeated his promise that those
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responsible for monday's attack will be brought to justice saying, "the american people refuse to be terrorized." the senate intelligence committee received a full briefing on the bombing last night and the investigation surrounding it. when it was over saxby chambliss told the government it may lead the government to reevaluate security at major events. so many of which are considered soft targets. he also suggested new assistance might be offered to prominent events that attract huge crowds. this is still such an incredible time for the people of boston as they try to recover from these events and the nation is now becoming a part of this recovery for them. >> no doubt about it. coming up, how boston's grief is turning into national grief with a show of support. also this morning, most bostonians are known for their strong will and community pride, and you hear how so many people are willing to carry on, despite such a tragedy. and, first, the scare on capitol hill. the letter laced with poison sent to a well-known lawmaker. the investigation, the suspect and the precautions. you're watching "world news
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security extremely tight in london right now for the funeral of former british prime minister margaret thatcher. so-called iron lady receiving a rare ceremonial funeral with military honors. this morning, protesters who disagreed with the policy, are set to turn their backs on the union jack-draped casket as it travels through london to st. paul's cathedral. she posed an elaborate state
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funeral saying it was too costly. thatcher died last monday. she was 87. the senate is on high alert this morning as capitol police and fbi investigate a suspicious letter addressed to one of its members. as abc's pierre thomas reports, field tests show the letter appears to be have been tainted with potentially fatal poison. >> reporter: sources are telling us a letter addressed to mississippi senator roger wicker tested positive for poison ricin in a field test at the senate mail office in landover, maryland. the letter was postmarked, memphis, tennessee. there is no information on who may have sent it. ricin is derived from castor beans and can be lethal if ingested or inhaled. field testing is unreliable. the source tells us the letter is being tested in the laboratory to get a more definitive result. the package was intercepted at the mail facility and never reached the capitol complex. still additional security is being put in place. all mail to capitol hill has been stopped.
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such scares have happened in washington before. in 2004, a letter containing ricin powder shut down three senate offices for two days. extraordinary precautions were taken to keep senators and staff safe. in 2003, the secret service revealed, president george w. bush received a letter containing a vial of ricin. no one was harmed in any of the cases. in this latest case, no word on anyone becoming sick. there is no indication this is tied to the boston terror scares. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> what is most important about the story, field tests are notoriously inaccurate. once again the potentially fatal powder, substance, ricin is now being sent, letter is being sent to a lab to make sure what they found perhaps is nothing or could be this particular -- >> more sophisticated tests. hopefully will conclude something else. right now does look like it could be. >> that's right.
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claire mccaskill senator of missouri said the suspect in this case has been identified. they're familiar with this guy because he writes letters to lawmakers often. she won't say if there has been an arrest or anything like that. hopefully with any luck. get movement on the case fast. >> nobody said the two events would happen in boston and this mailing are connected. >> right. >> so that is also something we should put out there. >> yep. former south carolina governor and current congressional candidate, mark sanford facing charges of trespassing. in court documents released sanford's ex-wife jenny caught him going out the back door of her home in february using the cell phone as a flashlight. the divorce settlement says neither may enter the other's home without permission. sanford due in court next month two days after his special congressional election. today is the day for the senate to vote on a series of gun control measures. first among them, the bipartisan deal that would expand background checks to virtually all gun sales. it's sponsors realize it could
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be defeated because it lacks enough support from republicans. amendments that would place high assault weapons and capacity ammunition clips are also expected to be defeated. the boston bombings did not stop crowds from gathering in the nation's capital for an annual event. fireworks lit up the washington, d.c. skyline for emancipation day marking the day president lincoln abolished slavery in the city back in 1862. last night's fireworks display followed the emancipation day parade that went on as planned with what some would call defiant spectators turning out to watch. take a look at the wednesday weather. we are going to have clear skies here in the northeast. rain from the gulf coast up to the carolinas. violent weather across the nation's middle. where more tornados are possible in oklahoma. flood warnings in chicago and st. louis. look for more snow around denver and up to, up to more snow as well in the northern plains. >> denver will see temperatures, 25 degrees below normal today. 80s across the southeast. pleasant 84 in honolulu. coming up. we are going to return to our top story, the boston bombings which changed lives in an instant. >> we'll meet some of the victims and some of the heroes
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all right. well authorities try to find out who set off the bombs at the marathon, and why. stories are emerging of men and women whose lives were changed forever in that instant. >> abc's josh elliott has the stories of those heroes and those victims. >> reporter: as a race's finish became blood-soaked chaos. [ explosion ] first responders struggled to
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triage the wounded. spectators and runners rushed to help the severely injured and among the worst off, 33-year-old jp norton and 31-year-old brother paul. the first explosion killed that 8-year-old boy who was standing right next to them. meanwhile, the brothers trying to shield their friends, also took the brunt of the blast. their mother liz describing to me her son's phone call in an abc news exclusive. >> that it hurt really bad. he couldn't find his brother. >> reporter: they both would require amputations of a leg just below the knee. paul's right leg. and jps left. i was struck by the first question they have asked, they just keep asking about each other. >> and then they cry. and then they ask again. and then they cry again. and it just makes me sad to know that look one is just worried about the other. he knows his leg is gone. it's just, heartbreaking. >> reporter: in the same stance, heroes, too. carlos arrendondo, watching the
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race one moment and then the next, rushing to comfort a man whose legs had been severed. >> i was speaking to him trying to give comfort. trying to stop the bleeding of his legs. >> reporter: arrendondo was at the finish line handing out flags to runners as a tribute to his fallen military sons. the tragic stain of yesterday's events still evident on the flag he clutches today. >> not only helping others, and honor my son and remember my sons. >> reporter: and so the two stories told as one, bear witness to the senselessness and the strength. glimpsed in the crucible of monday's chaos. josh elliot, abc news, boston. >> it is just so sad. >> yeah, one of those stories that no matter how many times you hear it, every time there is a new detail and it is just as heart wrenching as the detail you heard five seconds ago. >> a day and a half has passed and some of the shock settling into grief. hearing the stories and they just becoming a little more human. really, is powerful stuff. but, there you saw it.
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the worst in people, bringing out the best in people. >> yeah. and just, to kind of sum up some of the stories, the gentleman in the wheelchair, ended up losing both of his legs. unfortunately. he was there to cheer his girlfriend, running a marathon. >> her first one, right? >> first marathon. and beauman's father told "the new york times," carlos the man in the hat, is a hero. saved his son's life. >> total hero. what a great man. still ahead, you can count the city of boston in the hero category, as well. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. well. >> woe'll be right back. there's something learned i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe and a vial or carry a cooler. flexpen® comes prefilled with fast-acting insulin used to help control high blood sugar when you eat. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. no drawing from a vial. you should eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after injecting novolog® (insulin aspart [rdna origin] injection). do not use if your blood sugar is too low,
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quite a sign. yankee fans, boston fans showing love. americans showing solidarity with boston. postings on social media events and prayers. >> in washington, d.c., a sober, somber tribute. the flag atop the white house, were lowered to half-staff. the president ordered flags on all federal buildings and ground as well as military facilities to follow suit. >> in boston in the midst of grief and shock people are showing their resilience. >> here is a look at the city's courage and strength. >> this is a close knit, city of boston. here we know our neighbors. we grieve for them. >> as an american, my heart is broken. but as a bostonian, my resolve for the pursuit of freedom and liberty has never been stronger. >> i have to give it to the
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bostonians. people were giving us water, food, blankets to wrap up. everybody was lending a hand. these are complete strangers. >> you want to know who we are, what america is. how we respond to evil. that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> we're strong people. we are not going to let anyone push us around. you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us. >> that's who we are, we are fighters. >> we will not be bullied. we will not be pushed around. we will not let someone force us to be afraid of our own shadow in a city we call home. >> we must not feed the terror. this is america. and even greater than that, this is boston. the home of the patriot. >> the home of the patriot. >> they are tough people. they are so tough. and the race next year according to all organizers it is going to be on, it is going to be bigger
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and better. there is a sense of like defiance there, like, uh-uh. moving forward. >> the governor, mayor said this is not going to define us. it will make us defiant. we will come back and be better. not only that, when you're visiting boston, you may have to get used to seeing more police security, that is okay. nothing is goi
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this morning, manhunt amid the grieving. >> new images released overnight show what remains of the boston bombs as the city comes together to remember the young victims and support the families who are now planning funerals. >> she was all smiles. you couldn't ask for a better daughter. >> a mother's anguish felt by a nation. we'll have complete coverage from boston. also this morning, flier frustration.
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a computer glitch grounds all american airlines flights, but will the delays linger into today? and good morning, investigators have zeroed in on how those bombs were made and how they exploded. >> now they need an assist from the public, photos, videos, anything else that might help them nail a suspect. >> for now grief still has a grip on the city of boston, and we have team coverage beginning with abc's tahman bradley, who joins us now from boston. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana. good morning, john. still no suspects, but here in boston you get the sense that the city is united. there's an outpouring of support for those who were injured. some of them still in hospitals recovering, and there is deep sympathy for the families of those who were killed. overnight boston grieves. an emotional vigil in the dorchester neighborhood for
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martin richard, just 8 years old killed in monday's attack. >> i'm here for support and love. >> reporter: at the boy's home neighbors dropped off flowers, and children remembered him at a park where he used to play. another victim, 29-year-old krystle campbell, is also being remembered. she was at the marathon cheering on her friend's boyfriend. >> we can't believe this has happened. she was such a hard worker at everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: the third person killed has been identified as a boston university graduate student from china. this morning authorities are piecing together more clues. abc news has obtained these photos of a shredded backpack and pressure cooker that was modified and used as one of the bombs. >> it appears that this device may have been dropped in a backpack either inside the trash cans or right outside the trash cans. >> reporter: an fbi advisory